The Geological Society of America Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to The Geological Society of America citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in The Geological Society of America.

How to do citations in The Geological Society of America style?
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How do you cite a book in the The Geological Society of America referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in The Geological Society of America using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N., 2000, Title (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.): City, Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
The Geological Society of America citation:
Rowling, J.K., 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: London, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in The Geological Society of America looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the The Geological Society of America citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in The Geological Society of America format?

Here’s a The Geological Society of America journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author3 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title: Container, v. Volume, p. pages Used, doi:DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in The Geological Society of America:
Petit, C., and Sieffermann, J., 2007, Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?: v. 18, p. 161-172, doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in The Geological Society of America style?

Here’s an The Geological Society of America example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F., and Author2 LastnameA.F., 2000, Title:, https://www.example.com (accessed June 2020).
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M., 2008, Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President:, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083 (accessed June 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video The Geological Society of America

Here’s a The Geological Society of America citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName, 2000, Title: YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX (accessed June 2020).
So how to cite a video The Geological Society of America?
Pixar, 2015, Pizza Clip — Inside Out: YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ (accessed June 2020).
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using The Geological Society of America referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in The Geological Society of America.
Lastname, F., 2000, Title:, http://www.example.com (accessed June 2020).
Podcast referencing example in The Geological Society of America using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life, 2018, 640: Five Women:, https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women (accessed June 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using The Geological Society of America referencing style?

An example song citation in The Geological Society of America.
Lastname, F., 2000, Song Title:, http://www.example.com (accessed June 2020).
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in The Geological Society of America:
The Beatles, 1969, Here Comes the Sun:, https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150 (accessed June 2020).
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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